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can be averted. if democrats and republicans can come to an agreement on the big fight that's been, frankly, smothering american politics for weeks now. president obama announced earlier today that he wants to see a deal done by tomorrow on the big debt ceiling fight that has consumed every bit of oxygen in d.c. for the last few months. the president saying tonight that congressional leaders are on the clock. they have 24 to 36 hours to get a deal done. as planning a vote that the u.s. government should not default on our debt and shut down, comes down to the wire, we are now inching close enough to the edge here that two of the world's major credit rating agencies have warned that our national credit rating may be downgraded as a result of this standoff. the day that the u.s. would actually hit the debt ceiling and start going into default and shutting down is august 2nd but this does mean we have until august 2nd before we lose our national credit have until august 2 before we lose our national credit rating. that could just happen right now. because of the uncertainty and becaus
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clearly we have a bought one. time to change that. our show starts right now. >>> well, the big story today, whether we like it or not, round 4. right now congressional leaders walking back into the white house for the fourth straight day of debt talks with president obama. it is hump day here in new york city, and across this great land. i am dylan ratigan. a pleasure to be seeing you. debt negotiators have yet to get over their trillion dollar hump and agree on a debt deal to keep our nation functional, the president stepping up the fearmongering, warning that seniors may not be able to get their social security check next month if congress does not act. quite simply, that would not happen. on the gop side, speaker boehner said any deal would be a crapshoot. house majority leader eric cantor, king of the prowrestlers these days, a leading voice emerging, aligning with the extremely far right idea logically prime minister study committee, in guarantees another job-killing debt crisis. that's a good talking point. i think most notably we'll stop spending on pod people or -- does
. the big task in outer space is moving a 12-ton module into place. it's 6:00 and a summer like day's start. sharon has problems on the pavement and marty has the weather. >> well, shuttle wakeup music will be over in a few days. there's your impact in your neighborhood. we'll point that out. it will be a sunny, hot one. it's the middle of july, it's supposed to be this way. mid-70s now and on the way to 94. the normal is 88. it is what it is. it will be getting hotter tomorrow. we'll be closer to a hundred. we'll talk about that shortly. >>> if you have a ton and a half module to move around, here's sharon gibala. >>> well, you shouldn't have too many problems at this hour. we have just a few minor issues. that's on chesterfield at hawkins road. one lane is blocked there. everything's running at full speed. the top and the westsides are looking good. no issues out there on the westside. that's at old court road. the eastside is looking nice. especially with the sunrise. traveling downtown, they started construction for the grand prix on light street between key highway and pratt street. re
for their artistic seven-year-old, and they say he has made big improvements in class. >> it takes a minute to figure out, and now they are doing it in a matter of seconds. >> they are looking to find new educational applications for other students, and they hope others will donate applications to help them. and use a larger for when you are dining out. a new study from the university of utah found that when customers were given a larger portions, they 8 less food overall. -- they ate less food. having a large forked -- fork provides a clue. doctors from john hopkins and cedars sinai says that the surgeons behavior in the operating room sets the tone for the surgery. those who scored higher in civility had your post operative death and complications. and some say they try to avoid difficult doctors, even if they have a question about medication orders. >> now, your 11 insta-weather forecast. >> well, it certainly feels tropical out there this afternoon. the dewpoint climbed into the 70's, and in there, there have been some thunderstorms. like i said at the top of the show, some reports of heavy rain
's right. you know, the big point of contention yesterday was with house majority leader eric cantor pushing for this short-term deal or a series of short-term deals. the president, according to democratic sources familiar with the talks, made it clear that that is something he does not support and something he would veto. the president has, for the last few days, and certainly weeks as well, been pushing for the biggest deal possible where it it seemed to get some support. of late, it has not. the president believing if you start talking about the short-term deals, you run into the political season where you negotiate the things all over again. if you can't get this done now, how will you get this done in the thick of the political season? tense discussions yesterday. the president agitated and believing that republicans are using the debt talks to make political points. the president making the point, according to those inside the meeting, that this kind of atmosphere just confirms some of the worst fears that americans have about the way washington works. >> well, yeah. the way wa
rchts good wepz, everybody. i'm contessa brewer covering the big news coast to coast. the big story right now the phone hacking scandal in great britain reaches the highest echelons of government. with prime minister david cameron facing cheers and jeers in an uncommon emergency session of the house of commons. >> i have an old fashioned view about innocent until proven guilty. >> prime minister david cameron addressing the house of commons. >> if it turns out andy coulson knew about the hacking at the news of the world he will not only have lied to me, but he would have lied to the police, to a select committee torque the press complaints commission, and of course, perjured himself in a court of law. >> former news of the world ed tore andy coulson was until january cameron's communications director. >> with 20/20 hindsight and all that has followed i would not have offered him the job and i expect that he wouldn't have taken it. >> coulson was arrested this month suspected of corruption in the u.s. voice mail hacking and police bribery scandal. >> you live and you learn and believ
.com and click on our weather page. >> another big story is the debt showdown. the vote could happen within minutes. there is a procedural vote on the way in the house right now. the president calls the latest bill a waste of time. meanwhile, john boehner scrambling again to get support for his reworked bill. there is little time left as you know just four full days until the nation goes into default. >> a lot of action going on right now. we are expecting a house vote any minute. democrats say that is not going to survive in the senate. the fighting continues. these are the president's tweet for the day. he has sent out almost 150 tweets. he is putting out the information to reach all of the republican representatives. he is imploring people to pressure them to get on board with the democratic plan. it shows you how intense this is getting. >> there are plenty of ways out of this mess. but we are almost out of time. >> insist in a deal is possible, the president used the bully pulpit to push a house plan -- to push the senate plan after the house plan is d 08. >> nevertheless the gop revis
have a big jump in revenue. obama has been saying let's thai the bush tax cuts are going to lapse and we are going to extend the ones for the middle class. republicans are afraid to let him do that up front. it would kill momentum for a tax reform. >> but, but, but why just get rid of the bush tax cuts. if they are so awful, why not get rid of all of them. get rid of all of them for everybody. if tax cuts are the worst thing ever, the bush tax cuts, get rid of the bush tax cuts for everybody and raise billions in revenue. >> right. i think we could probably figure it out sitting around the table. i don't think it's that difficult. they are locked in in political terms. it's a much different issue to them. you can make rational compromises and deals here. the problem is, how do they do it. what's happening is they are at the point where they realize the consequences. at some point, they realize they have to do something other than hold the ground saying this is it. we're not going to change anything. we are at that point and we have little time to work with. >> howard dean, look wh
know they are all big boys. and i suspect that speaker boehner in a few minutes. again, can you see what we are waiting on, speaker boehner, we believe within minutes is going to come before cameras and microphones there in the pressroom in the house and give his response to the president's comments. i know they are big boys but the president did go after republicans, especially house republicans. and especially house tea party republicans in this session. does that make it harder to deal or do they just sort of -- >> yeah, probably. but i mean the president has been doing this all along. he did it more forcefully today than he has in the past. remember when he gave the speech at george washington university paul ryan who had pointed out a budget and risks about these things and the president went after him about it it's not the first time. i suspect it's not going to be the last. boehner has a difficult job but simple task. he needs to show up at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow morning that something that house republicans, 218 of them can agree on them. something that's long overdue. i was re
a moment ago, l.a. is gearing up for gridlock. you might be thinking, well, what's the big deal? it's l.a. they are used to gridlock on their highways. but this is different. they are calling it carmageddon, and it's set to begin soon. but first, let me give you a update on where we are with the debt negotiations going on in washington, d.c. at 4:15, that's a little more this an hour from now, the talks are set to resume right there at the white house. now, it was this time yesterday we told you that these talks were getting a bit testy. the two sides, why not be getting testy, are under pressure of an august 2nd deadline to get a deal to raise the debt ceiling or risk a u.s. government default on its bills. well, last evening we are told things became even more testy, extremely heated. we'll get to more on that in just a moment, but first an extremely urgent call within the past half hour from the treasury secretary himself. take a listen. >> the eyes of the country are on us, and the eyes of the world are on us, and we need to make sure we stand together and send a definitive signal t
program and is expected to open september 15th. increased traffic in the area is a big concern. the department of defense is making millions of dollars available to communities that will be impacted by brac. congressman chris van holland says he expects the department of defense to explain how municipalities can apply for that money later this week. >>> when we come back tonight on news4 at 6:00, a murder suspect is back behind bars this evening after beating the system, despite a sophisticated bracelet system. >>> we have proof that walking in the streets of the nation's capital can be dangerous in the height of the tourist season na. >>> we're getting a new look tonight at a stage collapse during a packed concert. ♪ happy birthday to you >>> and today an entire nation helps to make the birthday wish of nelson mandela come true. >>> and hakem, what's going on in sports tonight? >> jim, coming up in sports, the nfl labor stand offis inching closer to a resolution. the washington kastles trying to stay unbeaten in tennis and what the head coach had to say after her team, the u
like to say as well just how sorry i am. >> my big question today, will one of the murdochs take the fall for the phone hacking scandal? of course you can reach me on facebook and twitter. to answer that question, let's bring in a reporter for "the washington post" style section. it's good to see you today, paul. what do you think? do you think that we're going to see either rupert or james take the fall? >> at this point barring any other revelations that's a big if i don't think so. the murdoch family controls about 40% of news corp. it has the board pretty much in its pocket. unlikely that they will be forced to resign as a result of this. in the absence of anything else happening. >> his board of directors whose responsibility has been to shareholders has been rather meek and silence on this scandal. now you have a director, tom perkins telling "the wall street journal" that rupert's a genius that and that the board thinks it needs him. how crucial is rupert to the future success of the company? >> well, rupert murdoch built news corp. from a single newspaper in australia in
information is stored and, jon, you know with the tsa and all those scanners, that was big concern of people and also for some of the privacy advocates. jon? jon: yeah. and some of our chatters are wondering when this is going to hit the consumer market, you know, can i buy one of these things and scan anybody i want to? >> reporter: you know what, interesting? facebook is looking at it and google, also, to allow you to take a picture of someone and do an immediate google search to get any other information on them. so your chatters are up to speed, jon. jon: that is a brave new world. jamie colby, thank you. >> reporter: take care. jenna: breaking news of the day, and we have more big stories throughout the hour including a big rule anything the case of the former police sergeant who keeps losing wyomings. what -- wives. the case of drew peterson and how it could impact his murder trial. >>> also house speaker john boehner reworking his debt deal. this as the clock ticks closer to that default deadline. six days away, can a deal be struck in time? we'll go in depth just ahead.   you c
above the average high this time of year, which is 89. but still, big break from the extreme heat we've seen the last few days. by late afternoon, though, we could get some thunderstorms, some of which could produce heavy downpours, may cause localized flooding. here's a look at the traffic. danella, good morning. >>> good morning, and happy monday. let's start off with a look at some of our local bridges. this is the key bridge so far. looks excellent. no delays or accidents to report for you. i can tell you, d.c., your southeast bridges are good. all, no accidents or major delays to report to you at this time. and looking at 66, you are going to see some volume as you head east. right here, and that volume's going to continue as you make your way toward the beltway. inside and outside the beltway on 66, it's clear, with no accidents to report. back to you eun and joe. >> thank you. >>> new from overnight, one firefighter has been -- has been injured in a rather -- hospitalized for exhaustion while battling a house fire in hyattsville in prince georges county. the fire started at a
very quick. mitt romney is on top. coming in second is the big surprise, rick perry. he's coming in at number two, don. the gop horse race is big, big news right now. >> that's mark preston. we appreciate it. >>> for more "cnn newsroom" i'm joined by fredricka whitfield. when you say, fred, it's not going to be good. we have breaking news you'll be following and other stuffs. >> thanks so much. see you over the weekend as well. breaking news from studio 7. i'm fredricka whitfield in for suzanne malveaux. two explosions have rocked central oslo in the last hour wounding at least eight people. reports from norway say govrt buildings were targeted, one houses the prime minister's office and most of the windows were blown out. reuters reports a mangled car outside one building suggesting a possible car bomb. reuters reports the prime minister is safe. cnn is following the developments for you from london. what more do we know about how this happened and why? >> reporter: the information is still trickling in from oslo at this point. the police have issued a stam saying that there are
house back to the table, back to talking about something big. now, look, we still got a long ways to go. it's a weekend of sales jobs going on right now that actually began last night when the president had the congressional democratic leadership over to start talking turkey. so that brings us to the other sticking point, the actual substance. everybody has to figure out what to cut. this isn't going to be as easy as folks think and both sides are moving toward a deal that would include a trigger to assure mutually destructive politically when it comes to the two big items being kicked to committees or joint committees and that's still being figured out, tax and entitlements. one incentive plan would kill bush tax cuts for the rich and key portions of the new health care law if somehow the reforms for the tax code and social security and medicare weren't agreed to and implemented by january 1st, 2013. the question is, is the penalty on the bush tax cuts sort of the idea that you're kicking this down, is that going to be enough to assuage some democrats who believe there's too many cuts
, this backup plan could be left as the last option standing. but the big question is always, wolf, will it pass the house? can it pass the house? and this seems to be another example of just how divided the republican party is on this issue. >> yeah, it's a huge, huge division right now. going forward, this debate, we'll see what happens. kate, thanks very much. let's check in with jack right now. he's got the "cafferty file." >> despite that nasty game of chicken going on in washington over raising the debt ceiling. congressional leaders in both parties pretty much agree that doing it is going to be necessary. the argument is over what else goes into the bill that's tying them up and bringing the country dangerously close to defaulting on some of our loans. according to a new poll, 40% do not want the debt ceiling raised and they want their members of congress to vote against any measures that raise it. only 22% want their lawmakers to vote for raising the debt ceiling. and more than 1/3 of americans say they're just not sure. when asked which is a greater concern, 51% say raising the debt cei
this if there is a framework. they are pushing for something big. trils of dollars in deficit savings the course of ten years. reminder of the moving parts that a deal like that would require the next several days major spending cuts, tax reform, entitlement reform and if democrats in the white house were to get their way, tax increases. you can see that is pretty much a heavy lift and so you still have a lot of people looking to a more modest deal that the top democrat and republican in the senate, harry reid and mitchell mcconnell are trying to work out which would be more spending cuts and perhaps more modest and perhaps giving the president the unenviable position to have to increase the debtcele himself with a minority support from congress. >> brianna keilar, thanks. >>> government is scrambling to pay its bills here is something americans don't want to hear. billions of dollars in your tax money is being wasted in afghanistan or worse. a new federal audit says that some of that cash may be funding, are you ready for this? the same insurgency that is killing americans. chris lawrence is at the pentagon
of here earlier than i've ever seen them leave before. 5:00, 5:30, ready for a big next couple of days. because what they're going to have to do now, they're going to have to pack four months worth of free agent activity into about four days. so obviously, the nfl players, a player rep from each team, 32 guys, met over teleconference today, and agreed to the new labor agreement. so this is done. this morning, players from the executive board met in downtown d.c. at the nflpa headquarters, and after that conference call, they were joined by some owners and league representatives and the deal was done. so some minor details to be worked out. it's going to last for ten years, though. that's the good news. and amazingly, after four and a half months of a work stoppage, the nfl preseason starts almost on time. >> we're happy that we've got an agreement that we have reached. i'll turn it over to roger to say a few words, and -- we'll finish it up. >> well, it's been a long time coming, and football is back, and that's the great news for everybody. i want to thank d. and all of the players fo
: the presidentnt continued to push for a big, painful deficit reduction package. >> we have a unique opportunity to do something big. >> reporter: and for the first time publicly, he detailed a specific, possible cut to a popular entitlement program. can you tell us one structural reform that you are willing to make to one of these entitlement programs that would have a major impact on the deficit? >> i've said that means testing on medicare. meaning, people like myself, you can envision a situation where, for somebody in my position, me having to pay a little bit more on premiums or copays or things like that would be appropriate. and again, that could make a difference. >> reporter: even with the suggestion, negotiations are at an impasse. house republicans are refusing to increase any taxes and insist the president is not serious about cuts. >> we asked the president to lead. we asked him to put forward a plan, not a speech, a real plan. and he hasn't. we will. >> reporter: the race is on to figure out a way to raise the debt ceiling without an agreement to reduce the deficit. and what happen
while. right now here's that big upper level ridge, but we're getting a little cooler air coming in. this, though, back in canada, this is where the real relief comes. as we move into the early part of next week, by tuesday, the heat breaks in the north east. seasonal in the mid atlantic states. unfortunately for our friends in the south and the southwest and gulf koes coast the heat goes on. >> thank you very much. we'll get the rest of the fra forecast coming up. but let's turn to the idea of how dangerous the temperatures are. we're have dr. nancy snyderman with more tips. just remind us. >> the heat wave like this, elderly and the very young people with breathing conditions. but right now, frankly, everyone is at risk. it's a reminder that as many people die of heat-related illnesses than all the natural disasters. number one thing, ann, is called heat stroke. that's where you're literally, your core body temperature goes high, up to 103 degrees. you stop sweating. your skin turns hot, red and dry. h is a medical emergency. you take the cooler and dump the ice on them. >> it's h
, some real big news, actually, because speaker boehner, it seems, may have a plan that will come to fruition, before 4 p.m. this afternoon so that the asian markets aren't rattled and it will involve sort of a two pronged approach. >> yeah, but the most important part of the two step process clayton mentioned there's going to be a short-term extension involved and the democrats have objected to that, as you know, from the very beginning, the president, nancy pelosi, harry reid all three last night reiterating they will not support a short-term extension. so it appears we are playing with some serious fire on this sunday. >> what does john boehner do, comes up and hands over the paper work, they immediately say no. listen to this, thises what mitch mcconnell has to say about this. there is bipartisan agreement on the need to prevent fault and given the unprecedented size of the debt ceiling increase, the president is requesting, this is not an easy process. and the effort to prevent default while substantially reducing washington spending will continue. >> of course, all of the co
the times plant as you approach bladensburg road. and on the rails, big delay. this is on the marc. brunswick east, train number 890, your delay is 21 minutes. i'll be back in ten minutes with another update. back to you, joe and aaron. >> danella, thank you. >>> new from overnight, holy cross hospital is fully operational now after a fire caused evacuations there. montgomery county fire investigators tell us that a heating and air conditioning unit outside the building caught fire around 11:15 last night. smoke got inside the third floor, which includes the maternity ward. hospital staff moved some patients to another part of the building while fire crews put out the flames. fire crews say no patients were in any danger. >>> the august 2nd deadline is many looin looming, and there is still no debt limit compromise. president obama will hold another press conference to update the nation on his efforts to increase the limit. melissa mollet with more on what the president is expected to say. >> that news conference is scheduled at 11:00 this morning. this comes amid new hope a deal c
to make money. i am glad that it is over. i am ready for some football. i am a big-time fan since i was a kid. i am sick of the millionaires chiding with the billionaires. >> this puts an end to the first work stoppage since 1987 but as 1987. we deliver the good news to the mother of green bay packers kicker mason crosby. >> i don't think anyone is right or wrong. they both had things that were dated and needed to update. they took care of business. >> according to usa today, a television viewership of the draft dropped 7% this year. merchandize in ticket sales also fell. have fans lost any enthusiasm for the game? >> i do not think so. they do make a lot more money, but otherwise, we love it. we want our football back -- and if there had been all lockout, completely, however and upset with the owners, not the players. >> to the first home preseason game will be aired on wbal's on august 19. reporting live, wbal. >> a lot of reaction on facebook. great, the spoiled millionaires are finished blinding and the americans can throw more money at them to argue about next time. it is going
is beginning to cause some big problems for businesses there. that includes the bars and restaurants. a number of bars and restaurants say they can't get the liquor licenses and the permits that they need to operate. the shutdown in minnesota began nearly two weeks ago when the governor and state lawmakers were not able to reach a deal on a budget. several bar owners in minneapolis say they are worried about the bottom line now. they say thousands of employees will be out of work if this shut dunne doesn't end soon. >> ben's chili bowl could be moving to chicago. several areas are looking for expangs. ben's has become a must have. has become a permanent fixture at washington park. >> stays with you for a while. >> two days. >> something else that's going to be staying with us over the next couple of days, some great weather. say good-bye to the heat and good-bye to the 90s. i think we'll be looking very, very nice over the next couple of days and actually we're pretty good out there right now. mostly clear skies across parts of the area. still some clouds down to the south. temperatures today
the big deal. $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next 10 years. speaker john boehner says he wants to, too. but there's in path to get there. the clock is ticking. the major sticking point, whether it's a large part of tax reform, wages on top wage earners go up. it could not take the heat from his republican caucus. >> we have got to be able to deliver on this promise. >> reporter: republicans say that the problem is president obama has been unable to bring his own party around to own entitlement spending that he put on the table. tick tock. the goal is to reach an agreement in the next couple of weeks so that the law can be written and passed before the deadline of august 2nd, that's when the federal government is slated to run out of money. the immediate result, checks might be cut for social security payments, benefits. salaries for military families. . stock market could dive, perhaps as much as 9%. or roughly 8$800 billion. some of it from your retirement savings. interest rates for the u.s. government and for us would shoot up. trying to get a mortgage? what about a car loan
of the other spots where you can jump on the parkway. it's been a big inconvenience for folks. keep in mind, though, this is a very small window of time they're going to do this. from 7:00 a.m. until 9:15, that's when they're going to reopen the southbound lanes of cathedral. after 9:15, they're going to close it back down and run the traffic the rest of the day just in the northbound direction. so basically, they're providing you some relief but only during the morning rush hour. hopefully, that's going to help a lot of folks out. they're going to get on southbound rock creek parkway. you're going to have to get at it. 9:15 is when they're going to turn it around and make it northbound again. it's been a tough go for folks in this area. not a lost places to jump on the parkway. hopefully, this is going to help people out. eun, back to you. >> megan mcgrath. megan, thank you. >>> elderly drivers are often teased for driving too slowly, but a new study out this morning shows your kids may be safer riding with their grandparents than they are with you. the study looked at car crash claims in
to the big stories in the week ahead to capitol to continue selltown. we begin tonight at the pentagon. >> i'm chris lawrence at the pentagon and coming up this week, new defense secretary leon panetta who we can't call new for much longer will welcome israeli defense minister ehud barak to the pentagon for some talks and the pentagon will also wrestle with how to implement the repeal of don't ask, don't tell. because of the defense of marriage act certain benefit, housing benefit also not be able to be give ton same-sex couples. that means some troops could get some benefits and other similar troops not getting them. something the pentagon will have a long time and lot of work to do to take care of. >> i'm paul steinhauser. chris christie is in iowa. he hasn't changed his mind about running for the president but there to speak about an education summit. but plenty of people will be in the state that votes first in the caucuses and primaries. michele bachmann, tim pawlenty and ran sanatorium all campaigned there. >> i'm poppy laharlow in new yo. reports from amazon, ford and caterpillar and
from new york. two big stories this morning, the final space shuttle landing and dozens of people here in the united states believed to be dead because of this incredible heat wave. >>> let's start with the shuttle. we are now less than one hour away from the final space shuttle landing. just in the last half-hour, we got a go for landing from nasa. the deorbit burn took place in the last couple of minutes. in the burn, the shuttle's engines are fired to help it slow down before it hits the atmosphere. in less than 30 minutes the shuttle and crew will start to feel the effects of the atmosphere. they'll be about 80 miles above the earth at that point. as the shuttle comes through the atmosphere, it heats up to about 5,000 degrees on the outside. when it breaks through the atmosphere, many of the folks in florida will hear those famous son iic booms. about five minutes before the landing, the commander will take manual control of the shuttle and pilot it to the grounds. when the orbiter hits the runway, it will be going 220 miles an hour. the shuttle will land for the last time ever at
36 hours will be crucial to decide if a big deal can win support from congress. >> everybody around the table agreed that there is not an option of allowing the debt limit not to be extended so that america does not default on its debt. >> what we have here is a lack of leadership from the white house on what we know is mathematically is necessary to fix this problem. >> we've look the at all available options and we have no way to give congress more time to solve this problem and we're running out of time. >> nbc's kristen welker is live at the white house. is there still hope for a deal? >> reporter: in many ways, it is. good morning to you, chris. president obama told congressional leaders it's decision time. he said we're going to take the day off for a meeting on friday, go back to your caucuses and then come back to me. talks right now are stalled, they've been dealing with the same issues. president obama saying he wants a large deficit reduction package, he says he'll come to the table over entitlement reform if republicans will come to the table for rolling back tax credits
that a big deal is hard to get. he seemed open to whatever republicans might be discussing up there on the hill. the president saying that if they have something that is a serious plan and they bring it to him, then he might be willing to move on it, even if it requires making some tough decision. the president was also asked about the so-called mcconnell plan which would raise the debt limit in three different increements through the end of 2012. here's what the president had to say about that. >> if washington operates as usual and can't get anything done, let's at least avert armageddon. >> reporter: so you avert armageddon because it takes care of problem number one, which is essentially raising the debt ceiling, but it doesn't take care of problem two, which is making any significant reductions in the deficit issue and the debt problem. so it does appear, at least based on what the president was saying, that he will at least be open to something that will prevent the u.s. from going into default and resulting in higher interest rates for all americans, which the president
of potential violence. >> how strong is the right wing here, and how big is this pool of people that could produce such a person? >> that pool of people, i would say, is very, very limited. what we see here is a rather extreme single instance rather than something representative. >> reporter: the maximum punishment in norway for any crime is 21 years in prison. if convicted, the 32-year-old suspect would be back on the streets when he's 53 years old. just hours before he began his murder spree the suspect posted a manifesto on the internet. he said he wanted to stop muslim immigration into europe and he hoped the attack would focus attention on his political views. now he's been charged with terrorism and will be arraigned tomorrow. alex? >> thank you very much, martin fletcher from oslo. well, americans are expressing their support for norway. on saturday mourners created a makeshift memorial in washington, d.c., where people left flowers, flags, candles, and cards by a statue in front of the norwegian embassy. president obama has also offered his condolences to the people of norway. and
are looking for work and have been for some time, the spending binge going on in washington is a big part of the reason why. >> served in congress are ran a small business. i was amazed at how different washington, d.c. and every other business in america. most american businesses make the hard choices to pay their bills and live within their means. in washington, more spending and more dead as business issues will. i've got news for washington. those days are over. president obama came to congress in january and requested business is usual. another increase on the national debt, and the house said not so fast. he was the president asking for the largest increase in american history on the heels of the largest spending binge in american history. here is what we get for that massive spending binge. a new health care bill of most americans never ask for. stimulus bill was more effective in producing material for late night comedians and was in producing jobs. and a national debt that has gotten so out of hand that sparked a crisis without precedent the united states cannot in my lifetime a
. there was a moment in time when president obama was talking about doing big things and being the guy and turnin turning this into a much needed win by a beleaguered president. we are seeing this fade away, we are seeing the administration give control of this discussion to capitol hill, just like with other things. martha: as you say, in previous confrontations when it came to healthcare, stimulus, all of that got pwubgd back to congress to work out the details. he looked like he wanted to be out in front of this. why do you think he changed his mind? >> reporter: it's really hard. being president is really hard but also doing a deal like this is really hard because the scope of what you're talking about isn't -- this isn't about money. we heard over the w weekend, or it's 400 billion on this or 800 billion on that, there is a chasm which exists between the republicans and the house, the conservatives from 2010 and president obama who is puerto rico the hreu ral wing of the democratic party and his victory in 2008. there is a rubber game that needs to be played here, that is the 2012 election a
, you will be really perspiring big time. unfortunately, by friday, i think the dew point is probably going to be around sept, maybe 72. and temperature, mid- to upper 90s. means it's going to feel like 100 to 105 on friday afternoon. which means we'll probably have a heat advisory, but not anything beyond that at this point. 77 in oakland. 92, d.c. locally, mid- to upper 80s as you can see in a few places at the 90-degree mark. north winds, very light. nice dry air mass. tomorrow, the winds are going to start turning back to the south and southwest. ahead of the front. with heat and humidity back here to the southwest. start moving our direction. tomorrow will be a few degrees warmer than today. friday afternoon, probably upper 90s and sticky. there may be a thunderstorm that will help cool things down, briefly at least. that's what we're hoping for. essentially, the hot and humid weather will return for about two to three days. by saturday night, this front approaches and more storms possible. and a little cooler as you think for sunday. we have a new tropical storm don, each tho ou
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